In the enchanting realm of Tamil cinema, a new tale is set to unfold – “Nilavuku En Mel Ennadi Kobam” (NEEK), a romantic comedy that promises to leave audiences in splits. This cinematic endeavor is helmed by none other than the versatile artist Dhanush, who not only directs but also takes the reins of production alongside Kasthuri Raja and Vijayalakshmi Kasthuri under the banners of Wunderbar Films and RK Production.
The star-studded cast features Pavish, Anikha Surendran, Priya Prakash Varrier, Mathew Thomas, Venkatesh Mohan, Rabiya Khatoon, and Ramya Ranganathan in pivotal roles. The film is a delightful concoction of romance and comedy, aiming to captivate hearts when it hits theaters on 21 December 2024.
The journey of “Nilavuku En Mel Ennadi Kobam” is a tale of resilience and revival. Initially conceived by Soundarya Rajinikanth in 2016 with plans for Dhanush in the lead role, the project faced delays and eventual shelving. However, the story found its resurrection when Dhanush decided to take charge, not just as the lead but also as the director. The project, announced in December 2023 under the working title DD3, signifies Dhanush’s third directorial venture.
The film’s narrative weaves a charming tapestry around the moon, posing the intriguing question, “Girl, why is the moon angry with me?” Translating to “Nilavuku En Mel Ennadi Kobam,” this question sets the stage for a comedy of errors and love entanglements.
The creative ensemble includes the musical maestro G. V. Prakash Kumar, adding rhythm to the laughter, and the vision of cinematographer Leon Britto capturing the essence of the moonlit rom-com. The editing finesse is entrusted to Prasanna GK, ensuring a seamless flow of the narrative.
The journey of filmmaking began with the commencement of principal photography on 16 December 2023, marking the start of a new chapter in Tamil cinema. The film’s title itself is derived from a song in the classic film “Policekaran Magal” (1962), infusing a nostalgic touch to the modern-day romantic comedy.
As the release date, 21 December 2024, draws near, anticipation builds for this laughter-filled escapade. “Nilavuku En Mel Ennadi Kobam” is not just a film; it’s a celebration of love, humor, and the indomitable spirit of storytelling. Get ready to embark on a rollercoaster of emotions under the moonlit sky, where love and laughter take center stage.